Recent Stories on Sparks

May 20, 2015

Tara is founder of the Brown University Brain Bee, co-founder of BruNotes, co-president of Brown Alzheimer’s Activists, and a volunteer for Partnerships for Adult Learning (PAL) and Home and Hospice Care of RI (HHCRI). She is also the recipient of this year's Yat K. Tow Prize at the Swearer Center for Public Service. She's been busy, but takes a moment in her final days at Brown to reflect on what it's all meant.

Tara Torabi '15
May 18, 2015

Samantha Reback ‘16 is a Community Fellow for the Rhode Island Urban Debate League, and a student in “Learning About Learning,” a Swearer-sponsored Education class in which students volunteer in local schools and reflect on their experiences.

Samantha Reback ‘16
May 11, 2015

Leigh is a Facilitator for SHAPE (Sexual Health Advocacy through Peer Education), an organization that provides sexual health and wellness education to students at the Met High School.

Leigh Thomas '15
May 6, 2015

Katya Barrett and Danielle Phan are two of six community fellows for Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE), a refugee tutoring program that matches Brown students with refugee students in Providence.

Katya Barrett '17 and Danielle Phan '16
May 4, 2015

TRI-Lab is a new initiative with the Swearer Center that combines teaching, research, and impact. In the Climate Change and Environmental Justice Lab, students on the communications team learn that the road to a meaningful project is not always a smooth ride.

Cary Chapman '18
May 1, 2015

Anthony Jang is a community fellow for Partnership for Adult Learning (PAL), an organization that promotes partnership and friendship between Brown students and adults with developmental disabilities in Rhode Island. 

Anthony Jang '15
April 29, 2015

We’re representatives from No Vacancy, one of three student groups in the Swearer Center’s Teaching, Research, and Impact Lab (TRI-Lab) on climate change and environmental justice. TRI-Lab is an engaged research program that allows students, faculty, and community members to collectively study and address social issues in the Providence area. For this particular TRI-Lab on climate justice issues, researchers are working on increasing resilience in the West End area of Providence.     

Ximena Carranza Risco ‘17, Angelica Arellano ‘18, Vaughn Campbell ‘18
April 28, 2015
"Students are being really vocal and they’re using their stories in these really politically powerful ways."
Stefania Gomez '17, Storyteller for Good
April 26, 2015

The Outdoor Leadership Environmental Education Program (OLEEP) is a partnership between Brown University and the MET High School that started in 1997. Through small group mentoring, weekly environmental science workshops in the school and community, and camping and backpacking trips, the program works to develop leadership skills and a community in which Brown and MET students can learn from each other.

Jasmine McAdams '16 and Lauren Chan '16
April 23, 2015
Billy Watterson '15
This month, the first cohort of Embark Fellows are launching crowdfunding campaigns to support their ventures before working on them full-time after graduation. We'll be interviewing them on Swearer Sparks during the campaigns to spread the word about their inspiring ventures. 
Meet Billy Watterson '15, founder of Beat the Streets Providence. To learn more about Beat the Streets, check out their campaign and video on Indiegogo until May 8th.
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